Definitive ranking of the power of European 90 minutes players 2020/21: Week 14
Here we are. The end of another wild football week.
We’ve had layoffs, shocks, brawls, shocks, worlds and a few more shocks, so now is the time for us to figure it all out.
You know the chorus. We rank the top 15 players in Europe, and this week we’re going back to 1999 for a little help.
“You can’t stop the change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” (Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace)
You cannot stop Youssef En-Nesyri any more than you can stop the suns from setting.
The Sevilla player managed his second hat trick in his side’s last four games of 3-0 victory over Cadiz, taking him to the top of the La Liga scorecard.
“Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.” (The Mummy)
Another monstrous performance from Georgios Giakoumakis this week.
He has only scored in two of his last four Eredivisie games, but the departure of VVV-Venlo happens to have scored four times in each of those matches.
Most forwards don’t even score four goals once in their career. Giakoumakis managed it twice this month.
“There is something wrong with this yogurt.”
“Ah, it’s not yogurt, it’s mayonnaise…”
“Ah, that’s right then.” (Notting Hill)
There was a problem with Lorenzo Insigne this week.
Bitten by the Power Rankings bug curse, Insigne went scoreless in his first game after entering the roster, putting in a limp performance as Napoli were beaten 3-1 by Verona.
“You are crazy, but you could also be brilliant.” (Man on the Moon)
How brilliant is Luis Suarez?
The season market arose with another goal this week, leading Atletico Madrid to a 3-1 win over Valencia, keeping them sidelined at the top of the league.
“Let him go! I’m sure her precious Andy is dying to play with a one-armed cowboy doll. “
“Now Jessie, you know he wouldn’t last an hour on the streets in his condition. It’s a dangerous world for a toy. ” (Toy story 2)
It’s a dangerous world for Harry Kane, who looks set for a little fate on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
The Tottenham star managed to injure both ankles in his side’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool, so we probably won’t see him for a few weeks.
“Lord in heaven, sorry for all the wrong I’ve done, all the people I’ve stepped on, I hope they forgive me, I won’t do it again for sure. (The green Line)
It has been a tough week for Pedro Goncalves, who earned two late yellow cards to spoil what was an otherwise happy 1-0 win over Braga in the Taca da Liga final.
That meant he was suspended for the trip to Boavista, but luckily Sporting didn’t need him anyway.
“A little bit of magic is real.” (The sixth sense)
If you don’t believe in magic, you’ve clearly never seen Joshua Kimmich play football.
In what might just be the best individual performance of the season so far, Kimmich came away with three assists in Bayern Munich’s 4-0 win over Schalke, adding that to ridiculous tackling numbers. Which guy.
“Why is it that when men play, do they always play at killing each other?” (The talented Mr. Ripley)
Erling Haaland did his best to deliver the fatal blow to Gladbach, but it just wasn’t enough.
Haaland came away with two remarkable goals, but that still wasn’t enough to prevent Dortmund from being put to the sword. No more lost ground.
“You see, Maxine, it’s not just playing with dolls.”
“You’re right, my dear, it’s so much more. It’s playing with people! ” (Being John Malkovich)
Kylian Mbappe was playing for Montpellier this week.
He added two goals and another assist to his ever-growing number, restoring his lead atop the Ligue 1 scorecard.
“Our standards have to be higher than anyone else because we are everyone’s standard.” (The initiate)
Bayern is Europe’s gold standard these days, and Thomas Muller is one of the main reasons.
Best known for his assists these days, Muller took a day off to create for the others and instead scored two goals at home, and he’s just one strike away from double digits at the both for goals and assists in the Bundesliga this year.
“Welcome to the Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you don’t talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you don’t talk about Fight Club! “(Fight club)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in a fighting mood this week!
When his AC Milan side met Inter in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, Ibrahimovic himself was typically prickly as he tried to fight anyone who approached him … and empty stadiums meant that we could hear each word from him.
He scored his team’s goal, but he still ended up losing the war against …
“I can’t believe I’m arguing with lunch.” (Stuart Little)
Threatened to knock Ibrahimovic out in the tunnel? Check.
Score the most aggressive penalty you’ve ever seen? Check.
Lift the Coppa Italia trophy at the end of the day? Check.
“Just because you’re beautiful doesn’t mean you can treat people like they don’t matter.” (10 things I hate about you)
Cristiano Ronaldo has managed as many assists this week as he has taken an illegal vacation.
He started the week helping Juventus claim a 2-0 victory over Bologna, but ended it under police investigation for breaking COVID-19 rules. The busy guy.
“To be successful, you have to project an image of success at all times.” (American Beauty)
Ciro Immobile found the back of the net in Lazio’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo to extend his streak to ten goals in his last 12 games.
He’s doing everything he can to bring Lazio back into the title race, but there is always a lot work still to be done.
“Never send a human to do the work of a machine.” (The matrix)
He cannot be human. Robert Lewandowski cannot be human.
He has now scored in his last eight games – a run that netted 11 goals – and the Pole is already nine goals clear atop the Bundesliga scorecard.
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